The public-health discourse must move beyond a top-down approach and listen to people to formulate best insurance practices.
A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse.
India has performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and rheumatic heart disease, a study in The Lancet says.
The research will focus on glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of barely 5%.
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The World Health Organisation confirms that we are living longer, but are we living healthier? Medigo, a health-specialised platform, says not everyone is.
C-sections were developed to deal with life threatening medical conditions during delivery, but is being practiced irrationally for profit and convenience.
There’s a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
A campaigning doctor has helped make the landlocked Asian nation a better place to die than many much wealthier nations.
The policy has proposed institutional reform, and steps to improve and upgrade the quality of services. But there is no correlation between the ambition targets and the public investment proposed.
From women empowerment to soil health, the UID project, now more than ever, has become a crucial component of the Modi government’s governance agenda.
Although UNICEF data shows the need for increased dialogue on menstrual health, little has been done on the ground to facilitate that.
Employing Prime Minister Modi’s concept of “minimum government, maximum governance”, plans are being consolidated to merge certain key ministries.
The court blamed search engines for not doing enough to bar advertisements and thus leading people to online material promoting sex determination and selection practices.
What the health sector needs is much greater attention – in terms of both financial and human resources – to meet the demands of providing universal and free healthcare.
Health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda had previously maintained that the sector had no funding issues, but recently revealed documents show he now believes his department needs more money to meet its objectives.
A proposed budget freeze would hurt everyone, but history shows women take the hardest hit.
Nidhi Singh, a researcher at Banaras Hindu University, wants to provide evidence on the link between climate change and the increase in vector-borne and other diseases in Varanasi.
Philippines has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. There were 841 newly diagnosed HIV cases in June.
As per WHO, 98% of cities in low- and middle-income countries fail to meet the agency’s guidelines for air quality, compared to 56% in high-income countries.
A study shows that lower the average income of a country, the lower is its consumption of fruits and vegetables.
In his book, The Ethical Doctor, Kamal Mahawar writes that society, politicians and bureaucrats significantly contribute to medical corruption.
A Reuters report has revealed how military-run medical facilities across China regularly provide – and advertise – treatments that are not approved by the Chinese health ministry.
Experts claim that though we might have become good at multi-tasking, our concentration levels have dropped, resulting in an inability to have dense experiences.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.